I’d like to achieve automation with Terraform Cloud and I’d like to know if this is the best approach.
I want to create a workspace (will call it bootstrapper) which will bootstrap several other workspaces.
I want to create the bootstrapper workspace using Terraform, that will connect to GitHub, bootstrap itself, and create all other workspaces.
What did I do?
- Created the bootstrapper repo
- Cloned it
- Created a token in tfc
- Set the token as an environment variable (terraform cli)
When I perform
terraform init everything works fine and the bootstraper workspace is created at tfc.
terraform apply tf throws this error:
Error creating workspace bootstrapper for organization XXXorg: invalid attribute
So, I’ve imported the bootstrapper workspace,
terraform import tfe_workspace.bootstrapper XXXorg/bootstrapper
I don’t know the side effects of using this approach and would like to share here and know if there is a better approach to achieve such automation, to create terraform workspace using terraform itself.